About a year and a half ago I made a rough prototype to translate emoji
mail and optimize image sizes/formats between the various carriers and
handsets. I found that Docomo changes emoji to the "=" sign on their
end, and there isn't really any way to receive the actual character
code (that I could find). I encountered no such problems with any of
the other carriers.... only Docomo was for lack of a better way to say
it, "uncooperative". I haven't looked at this recently, and it may
have changed somewhat in the intervening year and a half, but for what
Nik Frengle wrote:
> The short answer is probably that it is not simple, but that anything is
> possible. The emoji characters occupy areas of the encoding space that are
> normally reserved/private areas, that the majority of software will not
> display. In other words, even if you had a font that had the emojis in it,
> in the proper area of the encoding, they would highly likely be ignored by
> the software as illegal characters and not be displayed correctly. I have
> tested this personally, and not found any software that correctly displayed
> the characters. I think this must be the default behaviour of font-handling
> libraries that developers use to take care of the grunt work of font
> handling. There are, for web pages, software that sniffs these characters
> and replaces them with characters that are in the legal area of the
> encoding. You need a special font to go with the software. It would probably
> be possible to use this software if you use web mail. It is called Keitai
> Font or something and sold by Enfour. But for normal POP/IMAP mail clients,
> I don't know of any easy alternative.
> On 2/6/07, Agnese Bellucci <agnese.bellucci_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Is it possible to capture emoji code sent from imode email on server?
>> Right now, when it reach my inbox, all emojis get converted to "=" sign.
>> it possible to capture the emoji's character code on server? Where does it
>> get converted to "=" sign? On my server or does it get converted at
>> provider's gateway?
>> Any help would be highly appreciated
>> [we are using Japaneses phones]
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Received on Thu Feb 8 05:13:08 2007